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Usain Bolt withdraws from Monaco meet

By PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Thursday, July 05, 2012 | 7:03 AM    

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DOUBLE World Record holder Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Hercules meeting in Monaco, his final warm up race before the Olympic Games.

A statement from his publicist Carole Beckford early this morning quoted coach Glen Mills as saying the athlete had a setback after taking part in the recent JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Trials, and would use the time for treatment and time to adequately prepare for the Olympics which starts in 22 days in London.

The statement from Mills read: “Arising from Usain's participation at the National Trials in Kingston this past weekend where he had a slight problem, after careful assessment, I have had to withdraw him from the Samsung Diamond League Meeting in Monaco on July 20 to give him sufficient time for treatment and time to train and prepare for the Olympic Games in London."

Meanwhile, there was a quote from the athlete as well:

"I am happy to have earned my spot on the Jamaican Olympic team despite the challenge. I will be in London to defend my titles in the 100, 200 and 4 X 100 metres. I want to congratulate my fellow Racers Track Club members along with the other athletes who made the team. I thank everyone for their support."

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